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Dermatology

Dermatology is one of the specialities that presents the largest number of cases in IMVA Veterinary Clinic.

The veterinarians at IMVA Veterinary Clinic provide comprehensive dermatological care for pets with a variety of skin problems, including:

  • Allergic dermatitis: Atopic dermatitis.
  • Food intolerance/hypersensitivity.
  • Allergic dermatitis to flea bites.
  • Parasitic diseases: demodectic and sarcoptic scabies, ticks.
  • Immune-mediated skin diseases: lupus erythematosus, pemphigus.
  • Bacterial diseases: superficial and deep pyodermas.
  • Fungal diseases: dermatophytosis, Malassezia dermatitis.
  • Endocrine skin diseases: hyperadrenocorticism, hypothyroidism, alopecia X.
  • Keratinization disorders.
  • Neoplastic and non-neoplastic tumors and cysts.

Common Dermatological Tests

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IMVA Veterinary Clinic veterinarians in Álava perform the following tests in to establish a good dermatological diagnosis:

  • Skin scraping: a good indicator of a dermatological problem, especially if the presence of skin parasites are suspected.
  • Trichogram: the microscopic examination of pulled hairs.
  • Cytological examination.
  • Bacterial and mycological cultures.
  • Allergy tests.
  • Skin biopsy.
  • Hematological and biochemical panels.
  • Endocrine and immune function tests.